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I had a sip of Tussin CF cough syrup. Will I fail a drug test ( dip stick or lab ) 24 hours after?

I had a sip of Tussin CF cough syrup. Will I fail a drug test ( dip stick or lab ) 24 hours after?

Maybe: This medication may interfere with certain medical/laboratory tests (including urine 5-HIAA/VMA levels, brain scan for Parkinson's disease), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am i alright to drink some beers tonight?

I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am i alright to drink some beers tonight?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interaction for the tussin dm and alcohol. However, moderation is the key. If concerned, always discuss your questions with your pcp. Have fun. ...Read more

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I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when i cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when i sit down i take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when i cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when i sit down  i take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

Persistent : Persistent cough with head congestion is usually caused by sinusitis. Recurrent coughing can strain abdominal muscles and could explain why your tummy hurts when you cough. This is the kind of problem that your family practitioner or internist should evaluate. I wouldn't rush off to a specialist just yet..... ...Read more

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Can i take nyquill with cough syrup?

Can i take nyquill with cough syrup?

Not a good idea: There are several versions of nyquil and most if not all of them contain cough medicine. Taking another cough syrup would probably give you too much dextromethorophan. ...Read more

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Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Cough: Maybe so , maybe not. Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read more

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What amount cough syrup can kill you?

What amount cough syrup can kill you?

Don't test it: Cough syrup is not a health drink or a way to get intoxicated. Do not test the limit of how much to drink. ...Read more